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Robert Allan Forbes

December 10, 1943 - December 27, 2022


Born in Vancouver BC to Allan and Evelyn Forbes Dec 10, 1943, Rob passed away in Penticton Regional Hospital Dec 27, 2022 due to numerous health conditions. He is survived by his wife, Vivian Short and her daughter’s Kachina and Awna Teixeira.

Having inherited his Scottish Grandfather’s (John Forbes born 1871-1936 in Cluny Aberdeenshire) love of travel and his knack for learning languages, Rob made friends easily wherever he went. His travels took him to many countries and to build his second home in Mexico making life-long friends throughout the world.

Throughout his life Rob wore many hats, beginning his working career in 1962 as a Jr. Accountant for Empire Shipping Co. and finishing it as a Certified Trades Painter with School District No. 67 in 2008.

Very special thank you goes out to all of the doctors, nurses, medical and pharmaceutical staff who assisted him on his journey.

In memorandum, charitable donations can be made to Pathways Addictions Resource Centre, (  an agency close to Rob’s heart.

No service will be held at his request.


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From: Kettle Valley Memorial Services

The Kettle Valley Memorial staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Barb Winstanley
Relation: worked with Vivian

Vivian – we’re so sorry to hear about Rob. Our thoughts are with you.
Barb, Carl & Cathie

From: Emiliano Covarrubias Aldaco
Relation: Amigos de Robert y Vivian

Fue y será un gran amigo para la familia Covarrubias aldaco, lo extrañaremos demasiado 😓

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